Puruesh Chaudhary

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Puruesh Chaudhary (born January 26, 1983 in Lahore, Pakistan) is a futures researcher, development and strategic narrative professional.[1] She has a master's degree in International Negotiation and Policymaking from Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.[2] She is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad.[3] Chaudhary is the founder and president of the non-governmental organization Agahi, a media development and capacity building initiative in Pakistan.


Chaudhary has been featured among the World's top female futurists as of January 2018.[4] She has worked with multilateral donors and aid agencies,[5][6][7] governmental sectors, news organizations[8] and multinationals in Pakistan. The Pakistan Foresight Initiative is a project part of AGAHI developing frameworks aimed at improving policy making and strategic narratives; structures enabling legislators, strategists, academicians and the community developing shared understanding for effective implementation of decisions. Chaudhary has produced foresight research compilation on the Future of Pakistan up to 2060[9] and is published co-author of ‘The Future of Business,’[10] a critical insight on the rapidly changing world.[11] Championing “shaping the future of journalism”,[12] Puruesh has also co-founded Pakistan's annual journalism awards (The Agahi Awards);[13] content analysis framework (Media Credibility Index and Ethical Media Audit);[14][15] created foresight research fellowship opportunities with the Department of Defense and Strategic Studies of Quaid-e-Azam University.[16] The Center of International Media Ethics’ honored her to serve as its Ambassador to Pakistan campaigning for quality journalism in the country.[17]

Chaudhary is currently Member Board of Advisors for CIME[18] and a Mentor for UN-Habitat Youth Fund Program.[19] She continues to train and mentor journalists all across Pakistan on values and ethics.[20][21][22][23][24][25] Chaudhary is an alumnus of the National Defence University[26] and serves as a Committee Member on Media and Outreach. She is recognized as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, as well as an ASPEN alumni,[27] and a member of the World Futures Society. Chaudhary is on the Planning Committee of the Millennium-Project (Global Futures Studies and Research) representing the Pakistan Chair.[28][29]

In 2012, Pruruesh Chaudhary gave a talk about the first steps of Agahi at TedxNUST[30] in Islamabad, Pakistan.


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  2. ^ "The Graduate Institute, Geneva - Executive Master in International Negotiation and Policy Making". Archived from the original on 2016-01-21. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
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  4. ^ "List of the world's top female futurists (Updated) -". rossdawson.com.
  5. ^ "Quality education still a challenge in Punjab". abbtakk.tv.
  6. ^ "All is shambolic amid vows and enhanced budgetary share". thenews.com.pk.
  7. ^ "BR ePaper - Roundtable on 'Education Governance' organised". Business Recorder e-Paper.
  8. ^ "Samaa TV - Latest Breaking News Pakistan, Globally & also Watch Live News". Samaa TV. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  9. ^ Puruesh Chaudhary. "Live Challenge: The Future of Pakistan to 2060". academia.edu.
  10. ^ "The Future of Business – Fast Future Publishing". fastfuturepublishing.com.
  11. ^ "Shaping the Future of Journalism by Puruesh Chaudhary". fastfuturepublishing.com.
  12. ^ Puruesh Chaudhary - Shaping the Future of Journalism. 12 January 2016 – via YouTube.
  13. ^ "Agahi Awards launched for journalists". pakistanpressfoundation.org.
  14. ^ "Moot on media ethics in digital age starts". DailyTimes. Archived from the original on 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  15. ^ "Media Credibility Index: Methodology needs to be revised, agree participants". The Express Tribune. 30 November 2013.
  16. ^ "QAU, Agahi team up to promote research". DailyTimes.
  17. ^ rozan. "Members". Pakistan Coalition for Ethical Journalism. Archived from the original on 2016-03-11. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  18. ^ CIME Forum 2012 Bhutan. 30 April 2012 – via YouTube.
  19. ^ "CIME - Advisors". cimethics.org.
  20. ^ "International media ethics day to be celebrated in Pakistan". DailyTimes. Archived from the original on 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
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  22. ^ "Africa: #ipiwoco Preview - Agahi Founder Puruesh Chaudhary". allAfrica.com.
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  24. ^ International Press Institute. "International Press Institute: #IPIWoCo Preview: Agahi founder Puruesh Chaudhary". freemedia.at. Archived from the original on 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  25. ^ "Puruesh Chaudary – 2012 AIBs Judge". theaibs.tv.
  26. ^ "National Defence University, Islamabad". ndu.edu.pk.
  27. ^ "Puruesh Chaudhary". globalshapers.org. Archived from the original on 2016-02-15. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  28. ^ "The Millennium Project Planning Committee". millennium-project.org. Archived from the original on 2016-11-04. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  29. ^ "The Millennium Project-Pakistan Node". millennium-project.org.
  30. ^ TEDx Talks (2012-01-17), TEDxNUST - Puruesh Chaudhary - Agaahi, retrieved 2018-05-11